Postdoc Profiles

Name: Sanders, Alison
Year you started at ISMMS: 2013
Lab: Robert O. Wright

Lab Mailing Address:

One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1057
New York, NY 10029

Phone: 212-824-7507

Project/Research Interests:

My research uses molecular epidemiology to investigate the health effects of metals among susceptible populations in U.S. and international populations. Present research examines genomic and epigenetic markers of preterm birth and metal exposure during pregnancy, as well as the effects of prenatal and early life toxic metal exposure on children’s blood pressure and other renal health outcomes.

Previous Postdoc Experience:

I earned my PhD in 2013 from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. My doctoral research investigated the effects of in utero metal exposure and newborn health outcomes. Projects included geostatistical mapping of arsenic and other metals across North Carolina, biomonitoring of metal levels in pregnant women, epidemiologic analysis of the association between private well metal exposure and birth defects, and quantification of metal-induced epigenetic markers in human heart cells as well as maternal and fetal blood.

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Collaborations and Other Affiliations:

Funding Sources and Prizes/Awards

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Future Leaders in Science Education and Communication Training Program, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai, New York, NY. I co-direct a career guidance training program for postdoctoral fellows that develops science communication and teaching skills.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Travel Award, 2014. For travel to the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology for a platform presentation entitled “miRNA expression in the cervix is associated with lead and mercury exposure during pregnancy”.

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